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Jets’ past close games could serve them well in fourth quarter

Alge Crumpler, Antonio Cromartie

During the regular season, the Jets went through a stretch of close games, finding ways to win them late.  Since the opponents weren’t postseason contenders, the relevance of the outcomes to the playoffs was debatable.

But while winning a close game against a non-playoff team is no guarantee that the Jets will be able to keep it close against a playoff team, the experience of playing close games comes in handy.

As Bob Glauber of Newsday explained it last Sunday, multiple Jets players said so after a win over the Colts, which came after the Colts seemed to ice the game late.

Today, the Jets are trying to hold off the Patriots, leading 14-3 late in the third quarter.  Even if the Patriots can tie it up or take the lead, the Jets’ past experiences in these situations could help them tremendously down the stretch.

UPDATE:  It’s now 14-11.

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53 Responses to “Jets’ past close games could serve them well in fourth quarter”
  1. tbd3 says: Jan 16, 2011 6:56 PM

    Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been in some close games before, too.

  2. skeeterladeeter says: Jan 16, 2011 7:04 PM

    J E T S

  3. 8man says: Jan 16, 2011 7:04 PM

    Jets backing up the talk. Patriots look flat.

    Brady now looking awful in 6 of his last 7 playoff games.

    Time to dig deep. Someone has to make a play.

  4. flavordave says: Jan 16, 2011 7:08 PM

    Thumbs up if u like boobies.

  5. madtolive5 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:08 PM

    Doesn’t matter when flags don’t fly like they should have at 10 minute mark and the 10:30 mark…

  6. jonnysinns says: Jan 16, 2011 7:15 PM

    “Brady beats the blitz with a long bomb to Moss!!!”

  7. joetoronto says: Jan 16, 2011 7:16 PM

    Shaun Ellis is having a beast of a game.

  8. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jan 16, 2011 7:17 PM

    Look for Tommy to cry ;-)

  9. bspurloc says: Jan 16, 2011 7:18 PM

    .
    pats are almost STOMPED out…..

  10. xtb3 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:18 PM

    dont try to pressure the qb then your coach is trying to lose! end of story!

  11. emoney826 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:18 PM

    Wow jets are gonna win. I’m speechless.

  12. herokravon says: Jan 16, 2011 7:18 PM

    Obviously the Pats don’t have enough film on what the Jets dfense is doing today?

  13. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 16, 2011 7:20 PM

    Branch was too focused on talking smack to Rex to catch the ball I guess.

  14. bspurloc says: Jan 16, 2011 7:20 PM

    .

    update its 21-11

  15. xtb3 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:21 PM

    down 11 points in the 4th period and you run 9 minutes off the clock yourself? amazing new way to tank!

  16. mataug says: Jan 16, 2011 7:22 PM

    I can see Rex Ryan coming out at the press conference and announcing that Tom Brady should have seen his team play instead of the Broadway *sigh*

  17. cmcjab says: Jan 16, 2011 7:23 PM

    The perfect patsies havent looked so perfect today. They have actually looked pretty sub par and are making the sub par jets look pretty good..

  18. richm2256 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:24 PM

    I’m conceding this one.

    I have to hand it to the Jets, they pulled off a good one. I can’t believe NE was held to ELEVEN points. Brady looked like a confused third stringer thrown to the wolves, running around for his life because the coverage was that good, yet missing at least one open man every time. Sacked FIVE times????? And Belichick looking worse than Wade Phillips. Fourth and 13 and they go for it??? Are you kidding me? They need 10, have a shot at at least three, and come away with nothing? Add that to the faked punt and you’ve got a retarded HC, not the guy we’ve come to know.

  19. snccoach says: Jan 16, 2011 7:30 PM

    As much as I despise Braylon Edwards, he’s had a pretty good game.

  20. herokravon says: Jan 16, 2011 7:31 PM

    The Jets really put their best foot forward today!

  21. skeeterladeeter says: Jan 16, 2011 7:31 PM

    New York owns the Patriots when they are expected to win.

    And if you ‘thumbs down’ this comment you’re more than likely not a NY resident and just a hater.

    LETS GO JETS BABY

  22. tryagainplease says: Jan 16, 2011 7:33 PM

    looks like welker really stuck his foot in his mouth the other day with ALL his comments.

  23. commandercornpone says: Jan 16, 2011 7:35 PM

    well, 18. close but the jets have the ball under 2 mins left.

  24. richm2256 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:36 PM

    What the hell is wrong with Belichick today???

    I was stunned that they went for the onside kick!!!!! ARRRRRGGGHHHHH

    Jets just scored again as I typed this.

    Congratulations to the Jets, they did what few outside of New York thought they could do.

  25. pajoe says: Jan 16, 2011 7:37 PM

    Jets going to Pittsburgh next week. There are alot of girls Rex’s size in Pittsburgh that would love it if he sucked on their toes, you might as well go for it Rex as the only spanking you will be getting will be on the field next week!!!

  26. steelerzzzrule says: Jan 16, 2011 7:37 PM

    So long Patriots. Personally it would have been nice to see Pittsburgh whip you but oh well. Championship game in Pittsburgh. Guess I better start looking for tickets.

  27. wtf2812 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:38 PM

    Well, looks like we won’t have to put up with those high and mighty Pats fans this week.

    LOL

  28. steelerzzzrule says: Jan 16, 2011 7:38 PM

    Welker and the rest of the Patriots didnt really put their best FOOT forward today did they. LMFAO

  29. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 16, 2011 7:40 PM

    Wonder what cute foot references Welker will come up with after the game?

  30. electstat says: Jan 16, 2011 7:40 PM

    Jim Nantz sure is hating on the Jets the entire game. So much for objectivity

  31. sundaysundaysunday says: Jan 16, 2011 7:46 PM

    Patriots are getting used to this one and done stuff!!!

  32. flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says: Jan 16, 2011 7:46 PM

    Looks like i’m a packer fan the rest of the year.

  33. electstat says: Jan 16, 2011 7:47 PM

    Let all that Pats excuses begin.

  34. jamson64 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:48 PM

    Where are the but now the Steelers have to go play the Pats posters? You were on PFT last night.LOL

  35. broncsfan says: Jan 16, 2011 7:49 PM

    Nice! I admired Brady’s discipline in making sure the play clock was at :01 every snap despite trailing by 10 in the 4th. It had to be even harder not to jump the gun knowing that his team was playing twice as good when they ran the hurry-up.

  36. bwisnasky says: Jan 16, 2011 7:49 PM

    Update.. it’s over…. Brady fails again…. Maybe they should have saved a couple of those touchdowns they dropped on Rexy’s boys a few weeks ago…. they sure could have used them today…

  37. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jan 16, 2011 7:49 PM

    What happened to the Pats?

    18-1 then
    losing to the J-E-T-S now?

    Maybe the Pats should stop the “clever” cheating and start talking!

  38. postfixer says: Jan 16, 2011 7:51 PM

    Hats off to the Jets, you sent us packing. Good luck next week.

  39. 1historian says: Jan 16, 2011 7:52 PM

    ATTENTION ALL JETS FANS:

    Congrat – u -frigging – lations.

    You came to Foxboro and you did what you said you would do where you said you would do it.

    This is then first site I went to with info on the game and I read a few of the post and they are, as usual, classy as usual.

    not

    I’ve said here before that one of the good things about being a Pats fan is that you get to be arrogant and stuff because your team wins all the time.

    Well, almost all the time.

    Now it’s your turn.

    knock yourselves out.

    GO STEELERS!

  40. zastomito says: Jan 16, 2011 7:53 PM

    Thank you Jets!

  41. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 16, 2011 7:54 PM

    Maybe it’s time to reconsider the reputation of the “great” Tom Brady, who has won nothing since 2004.

  42. 1historian says: Jan 16, 2011 7:54 PM

    One more thing – no excuses. you beat us and that’s that.

    So let me say once more –

    CONGRAT – U- FRIGGING – LATIONS

    I’m outta here.

  43. tombradystears says: Jan 16, 2011 7:55 PM

    How wasn’t Vince Wilfork’s BLATANT push on Mark Sanchez, after a running play, after the whistle, before the two minute warning called a penalty? Hopefully, he can have a nice, hefty fine to savor along with this lose to the New York Jets.

  44. krow101 says: Jan 16, 2011 7:56 PM

    The Pats are yet to win a Superbowl. Not counting the 3 they cheated for.

  45. Moonman says: Jan 16, 2011 7:56 PM

    Jets earned it, backed up their trash talk. It’s depressing, because now I have to hear it for at least another week. And it’s gonna drive me nuts.

  46. ny82jy says: Jan 16, 2011 7:57 PM

    truely beautiful day to be a jets fan. what can all you haters say now. i mean really first manning now brady. sanchez 2 seasons 2 afc championship games. i mean really please give credit where credit is due already. the jets have done EVERYTHING they said they were gonna do so far..

  47. belicheckyoself says: Jan 16, 2011 7:58 PM

    Jets played a great game, those coverages were perfect, and you fried Brady.
    Sanchez did what he does well, an LT finally had a great postseason game.

    Congrats!
    Go Steelers then Packers!

  48. grogansheroes says: Jan 16, 2011 8:00 PM

    Jets outplayed the Pats from pillar to post. Congrats to the Jets, they deserved it.

  49. pervyharvin says: Jan 16, 2011 8:00 PM

    pervyharvin says: Jan 16, 2011 1:30 PM

    After scrutinizing the match ups and numbers I have come to a shocking conclusion. The Jets are going to winning in a stunning upset tonight! Bank on it.
    ======================================
    Look for my Jet -Steeler Yoda prediction soon!

  50. patriotinvasion says: Jan 16, 2011 8:03 PM

    Patriots fan here…terrible end to a great season. We just got beat today. Give the Jets credit though…they just beat Manning and Brady on the road…that’s a tough feet, I mean feat…

  51. electstat says: Jan 16, 2011 8:27 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Jan 16, 2011 8:00 PM
    pervyharvin says: Jan 16, 2011 1:30 PM

    After scrutinizing the match ups and numbers I have come to a shocking conclusion. The Jets are going to winning in a stunning upset tonight! Bank on it.
    ======================================
    Look for my Jet -Steeler Yoda prediction soon!

    *****************************

    Good job! I kept all the negative Jet posting too in waiting for the past week.

  52. bhenryman says: Jan 16, 2011 8:58 PM

    hahaha all u people that doubted the jets!!!!

  53. zoxitic says: Jan 17, 2011 8:30 AM

    tombradystears says:

    How wasn’t Vince Wilfork’s BLATANT push on Mark Sanchez, after a running play, after the whistle, before the two minute warning called a penalty? Hopefully, he can have a nice, hefty fine to savor along with this lose to the New York Jets.

    ________________________________

    What’s the penalty? Unnecessary pushing?

    It wasn’t after the whistle.

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